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Boost your Android XML parsing with XML Pull

In today’s technology world, XML parsing capabilities are a necessity for a big number of applications whether they are mobile, enterprise or in the cloud. Despite the fact that XML is bloated and very verbose, it still remains king in the field of data exchange (JSON is a nice alternative, check our tutorial for JSON integration with GWT). There are ...

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Android Full App, Part 6: Customized list view for data presentation

This is the sixth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Java Best Practices – Char to Byte and Byte to Char conversions

Continuing our series of articles concerning proposed practices while working with the Java programming language, we are going to talk about String performance tunning. Especially we will focus on how to handle character to byte and byte to character conversions efficiently when the default encoding is used. This article concludes with a performance comparison between two proposed custom approaches and ...

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Android Full App, Part 5: Launching new activities with intents

This is the fifth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Android Full App, Part 4: Performing the API request asynchronously from the main activity

This is the fourth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Android Full App, Part 3: Parsing the XML response

This is the third part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Android Full App, Part 2: Using the HTTP API

This is the second part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In this part we ...

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Android Full App, Part 1: Main Activity UI

This is the first part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In this part we are going to setup our Eclipse project, prepare the user interface for the main activity and finally test it on an appropriate emulated Android Device. Let’s start by ...

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“Android Full Application Tutorial” series

Continuing our tutorials on Android here at JavaCodeGeeks, I am going to provide a number of articles on how to build a full Android application from scratch. The app will mainly be useful for performing movies and actors lookups. The TMDb API will be used for searching and links at the mobile version of IMDB will be provided. All the ...

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